While editorial uses don't require model and property releases, commercial uses, like selling stock, do. It's always a good idea to keep release forms with you either electronically on your phone or tablet or paper versions. (Adobe Scan and Acrobat Reader make e-releases easy!) Moderator Kevin Ames and Adobe Stock expert Mat Hayward discuss the ins and outs of getting and managing model and property releases. During the live webinar, you can ask questions. The webinar airs on January 16, 2018, at 3:00 pm Eastern and Noon Pacific live from … [Read more...] about Free Webinar: I Will Get Model/Property Releases: Join In Tomorrow!
Simply put, a model release is a permission given to the photographer from the subject to use photos of them. In order to assure the best return for photographs offered for sale through Adobe Stock or any agency, releases are needed. A model is anyone being photographed Model releases are important. They are a written agreement between model and the photographer as to how the photographs may be used by the photographer. Anyone in a photograph is a "model" even in a family or editorial setting. Anyone who can be recognized in a photo is a … [Read more...] about What is a Model Release?
(Editor's note: Marie Tartar continues her series of preparations she and her husband, Steve Eilenberg, are making for their trip to the Grand Tetons later this month to photograph the total solar eclipse. Here she shares their preparations regarding photography.) Location In part 1 of this series, we discussed the where of preparing for what is being billed as the Great North American Solar Eclipse of 2017. This is an event not to be missed if you can swing it. The next time a total solar eclipse will occur over the Tetons will be in the … [Read more...] about Total Solar Eclipse: Photographic Considerations part 3
Recently I wrote about how Digital model or property release forms have made it easy for photographers to always have a release handy. Now the next step is where to store the forms. Here’s how to organize and store the forms to keep them safe and easily accessible. Storing Digital Release Forms Most digital release form applications have the ability to email both the photographer and model a PDF of the release. It’s tempting to keep this in your inbox or in the application. A better solution is to create a “Model Release” subfolder in the … [Read more...] about Where to Store Your Model Release Forms
ON1 just released the newest version of their software, ON1 Photo 10. This version comes with a significant update to the user interface, making it much more sleek and refined, as well as some new additional features. Here's a highlight of some of the new features in the suite, and I'll be sharing more in the coming weeks on how I use this software in my own workflow. All new interface The interface was updated and really refined. Here's a look at each of the modules: New Export Window The export process has now been added to each module, … [Read more...] about ON1 Photo 10 is Now Shipping
This morning Adobe announced a major update to Lightroom! The new version is called Lightroom CC, and is a part of the Creative Cloud. (For those of you not interested in using the Creative Cloud subscription service, it can still be downloaded as a standalone application, Lightroom 6.) The new update comes with some very much anticipated improvements, so let's take a look at some of the most impressive new feature's inside of Lightroom CC:HDR Merge Yes! Finally! We can merge HDR images inside of Lightroom! Photoshop is no longer a … [Read more...] about Say Hello to the NEW Adobe Lightroom CC!
Often times when I am shooting, I prefer the convenience of a shoulder strap. Other times I need the stability of a tripod. In the past, making this choice meant removing the strap to attach the tripod plate or at minimum detaching a strap to make room when connecting the tripod. Well not anymore. Meet the SteadSnap Developed and constructed to bomb-proof spec by Toronto-based production specialist Dmitri Tchernomourov and medical photographer Yuri Markarov to hold up to the daily rigors of shooting in one of Toronto's busiest hospitals, the … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: STEADSNAP Camera-Strap-Tripod Adapter
NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE: The Photofocus Podcast Feed HAS CHANGED! Here is the new feed: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/photofocuspodcast Get the show here or get it on iTunes PLEASE BE PATIENT - OUR SERVERS SEE LARGE LOADS ON PUBLISHING DAYS. THE DOWNLOADS MAY GO SLOWLY BUT THEY WILL FINISH. Join Rich and Scott as they talk about a bunch of summer oriented photo topics. Get ready for shooting great pictures this summer with this potluck of photo wisdom. Rich and Scott discuss: Summer travel and photography season Favorite places to … [Read more...] about Summer Fun — Photofocus Podcast with Scott Bourne and Rich Harrington
When making a long exposure, it's really easy to keep the shutter open for a lengthy time period. This might be because you want to shoot in lower light or to pull off an exposure which stretches time out a bit. In either case, the chance of seeing streaking is increased. Using a cable release (or your self-timer if you don't have a cable release) will help reduce camera shake. A remote can be wireless or connected via a cable. A remote may have additional features such as an intervalometer for time-lapse shooting or the ability to adjust … [Read more...] about When to Use a Remote or Shutter Release
NOTE: Please see an attorney for legal guidance. I am providing a copy of the model release that I use. It may not be right for you. It might not work for you. It probably WON'T work for you if you live outside the USA. It's always best to consult an attorney who has experience in intellectual property and local laws that might impact what a model release should and should not say. But no matter what, it's always better to have one than to not have one. Especially when photographing nudes. And it's extremely important to get the release signef … [Read more...] about Photographing Nudes – Get A Signed Release BEFORE The Model Takes The Clothes Off
People who follow me online know that I'm - how do I put this? - blunt? I get to the point and I don't mince words. So let me just say this - I hate model releases. I've always thought they sucked, and have long categorized them as a burdensome, distracting and unwieldy part of doing business, though incredibly necessary. If you don't get a model release from a portrait shoot, you should have just stayed home. Why? Because you won't be able to use the photos for any purpose beyond delivering them to the model. So back in the day, I grudgingly … [Read more...] about Top Model Release
Today's audience question comes from Julie Pacini... "Hi Scott, how do you get permission to take someones photo, or to use the photo once it is taken? Do I have to get permission from all of the people in the photo? How does that work, if you are going to use the photo either selling it or making it into cards, for example, or use it on a mouse pad, just some examples to help answer the question." Thanks for the question Julie. Let me preface my answer by saying I am not a licensed attorney so I cannot give you any legal advice. I in fact … [Read more...] about Q&A – Getting Permission to Photograph People
I am CONSTANTLY receiving e-mail from TWIP listeners who would like a sample model release. Because I am not an attorney, I cannot give legal advice. What I can do is let you see a copy of the standard model release that I use. If you decide to rely on this, do so at your own risk. It's never let me down, but your location, jurisdiction and circumstances may dictate whether or not this release would serve your purposes. --- Adult Model Release (Intended for use in USA only) In consideration of my engagement as a model and for other valuable … [Read more...] about Model Releases